Now on J-Source: Mistakes in 2010; responsible journalism wiki; OpenFile

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New wiki proposes elements of "responsible" journalism
What is "responsible" journalism? Celebrating the first anniversary of an epochal Canadian libel judgment that will see this question litigated for years to come, a group of graduate students has launched a wiki to help journalists themselves define their profession's best practices. Ryerson professors Brian MacLeod Rogers and Ivor Shapiro explain.
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Toronto Star, Globe and Mail own up to mistakes in 2010
Globe and Mail columnists Margaret Wente and Jeffrey Simpson have written articles about the mistakes, assumptions and predictions that were just plain wrong in their columns in 2010, while Toronto Star public editor Kathy English apologizes for errors the paper made.
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At the corner of hope and hype
Journalists began talking about a revolution as soon as OpenFile came to town offering a new approach to local coverage. But meeting such towering expectations hasn't been easy. This week we feature Wendy Gillis' story about the Toronto-based start-up from the winter issue of The Ryerson Review of Journalism.
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Last week to hand in nominations for Journalism Integrity Award
Do you know someone who has inspired working journalists, educators or audiences with their work? The Journalism Integrity Award recognizes a person or organization that has had a positive impact on the quality of journalism in Canada in 2010. We're seeking your nominations now: the deadline is Monday January 10th. And this Friday is the deadline for the Tom Hanson Photojournalism internship.
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Let's be better journalists in 2011
Coming up with New Year's resolutions for journalists isn't difficult. After all, the basic principles are clear cut. However, sticking to simple principles requires perseverance, integrity and commitment year round. Below is a list of suggested New Year's resolutions, with links to thought-provoking articles. Readers are invited to add their own resolutions and links in the comments field. So, here goes. In 2011…

To help you meet these and other challenges, resolve to visit J-Sources's ethics section regularly, starting today. Here's to great journalism in 2011!



Veteran Newfoundland broadcaster, Elmer Harris, has died
Two newspaper orgs combine to create Newspapers Canada
Ken Whyte now in charge of all English and French consumer publications
Tom Hanson Photojournalism internship deadline January 7
Kenneth R. Wilson business awards opens all categories to digital work
Trust in journalists up in 2010: poll
Williams, Bieber top newsmakers of 2010: poll
Tyee fellowship winners announced
Pens and lens: Toronto Star reporters' best photos of 2010
Maclean's subsidy questioned after "Too Asian?" headline
Reporter remembers Michelle Lang
Hamutal Dotan new EIC of Torontoist
David Topping leaves Torontoist for OpenFile Toronto
Lookahead for the news media for the year by the NYT
Queen's Park giant dies
Kahnawake is a hotbed of journalism outlets


An open letter to Torontoist's new editor
Hockey team bans sports editor
The trauma interview: right or wrong?
Canadian Press nails it!
Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun favourite photos
2010 in pictures by the New York Times
Norman Spector's column pulled


"Three comments: 1. Your article seems to paint Burke as a demon. That might be fair, but if you're interested in balanced journalism you should have brought up issues others have had with CBC, such as the Vancouver Canucks' boycott of Hockey Night in Canada last season after MacLean's commentary on the Alex Burrows - Stephane Auger incident. 2. "So when [Brian Burke] refused to appear on Hockey Night in Canada with Ron MacLean earlier this month, it was a snub that the hockey world took full notice of." - Maybe if you define Toronto as the world. I'm a huge Canucks fan and this is the first I've heard of it. 3. "Lowe pounced on an opportunity to sign one of Anaheim's young unrestricted free agents Dustin Penner to what Burke believed was a highly inflated contract." - Penner was a restricted free agent, actually. That's the whole reason why Burke got angry about it."
Reader Comment: David Karp
Post: Toronto Maple Leafs GM plays defence with reporters

"Thanks for the comments David. The Burrows example is a good example, and as a fellow Canuck fan I only wish there were enough room on a short piece like this to include it. As per the lead, this was a big issue amongst the many people I spoke to including the reporters whose lives revolve around the NHL. Please check out my podcast in the bio for more hockey talk, and we'd love to have you call in and join us one day."
Reader Comment: Ian Jacobs
Post: Toronto Maple Leafs GM plays defence with reporters

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